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07:18 AM ET 12.06 | Alert, Jerry Jones. Adrian Peterson wants to come home to Texas. The 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings through 2017, but the league's most dynamic running back wouldn't mind playing in the Lone Star State. "You know, I'd be a liar if I said it's something that hasn't crossed my mind before," Peterson said on ESPN's SVP and Russillo. "But I've also said to myself it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career, it would be good if I could do that. But being from Texas, I've always wondered, wow, it would be cool to play in Dallas, to play back home. Or to play in Houston." Peterson is a native of Palestine, Texas and played two seasons at the University of Oklahoma.

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December 6, 2013  07:48 AM ET

AP has 4 more years above the 1 100 yard mark for each season. Knowing Jerry Jones he'll probably pull some rediculous deal for it but he should have done it this year.
On the flip side AP won't be the same back in Dallas, they don't know the meaning of run blocking. Houston is an option but kiss championships goodbye, their defense is turning into the next Cowboys' defense (highlighted by select star players that eat up money and give the illusion of superiority). Dallas at least has the room now to draft and sign above average defenders.
I know AP gets a lot of credit for the runs he creates but no RB gets above 1 5000 yds without a decent run-blocking o-line (and in my opinion an old-school fullback)

December 6, 2013  07:54 AM ET

I just love how mis-leading these article titles are. Just about any player would like to play for their home team. AP is staying right here.

December 6, 2013  08:04 AM ET

AP wants to pay my taxes? Well, OK, fine with me.

December 6, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Issues with all of this.....

For starters, AP just signed an extension which means that Dallas would have to deal a #1 to get him...bad move!

2nd - Dallas does not have the cap room for another mega star.

They need to keep doing what they have been the last 2 years and that is get rid of the pricier vets and keep getting drafted youth in there...

December 6, 2013  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I just love how mis-leading these article titles are. Just about any player would like to play for their home team. AP is staying right here.

Viking fans hope.......Only good thing they have to cheer for.

December 6, 2013  08:25 AM ET

AP and the Cowboys will stay apart, and neither of them will taste the SB.

December 6, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Guess you had better look at Houston, AD...

Jerry has the Cowboys in Salary Cap hell for the foreseeable future.

December 6, 2013  08:31 AM ET

2017 is a long time from now. How many running backs make it to their 11th year?

December 6, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Why can't AP be deported to another country? Or continent?

December 6, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Hope he'll play for about a buck per rushing yard.

December 6, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Issues with all of this.....For starters, AP just signed an extension which means that Dallas would have to deal a #1 to get him...bad move!2nd - Dallas does not have the cap room for another mega star.They need to keep doing what they have been the last 2 years and that is get rid of the pricier vets and keep getting drafted youth in there...

Agreed - Jerry never met a bad deal he didn't like.

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December 6, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Why can't AP be deported to another country? Or continent?

You mean a country where the government doesn't try to take away your guns, and if you kill somebody, they kill you back?

Sounds like Texas to me.

December 6, 2013  08:50 AM ET

hmm,.....do i see a herschel-walker/like trade in the ''works'' commin soon.....?!,.....*maybe vikings want a lil payback?*.

December 6, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Wishful thinking. One can dream can't one....

December 6, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Lol!

December 6, 2013  09:21 AM ET

It could be pay back time for GM Mike Lynn of the Vikings given Dallas some players and all those draft picks for Walker that help put the Cowboys on the road to their Super Bowl runs.

December 6, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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It could be pay back time for GM Mike Lynn of the Vikings given Dallas some players and all those draft picks for Walker that help put the Cowboys on the road to their Super Bowl runs.

I opened this thread solely to see how soon the walker trade would be mentioned.

 
December 6, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Lousy reporting-Once again: The question to him should have been " If you wanted to play in Texas, how come you did not go the free agent route those times you could have? Was it about money then and now you have the money is it now about being on a better team somewhere?"

Never happen in Dallas. They don't have the cap room and the Vikings are not giving him away for some fifth round pick.

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